Tranzkaphka: Gondoskodás album release

Soweto Kinch Trio (UK) : Sax, Riots and Racism

2800 HUF
in advanced booking: 2200 HUF
(the first 100 tickets)
Trafó passes are accepted

20:00 Tranzkaphka / Gondoskodás album release show /in Hungarian language/
21:30 Soweto Kinch Trio

Peter Závada - poet, musician. He was the co-founder and member of Akkezdet Phiai’s famous Hungarian hip hop and slam poetry formation. His permanent partner is the acknowledged guitarist, Huba Ratkóczi. The lyrics on the album are from Péter Závada's book of poems "Gondoskodás", and his musical material has been written with Huba Ratkóczi over the past ten years. The songs are now performed with a fresh live concert arrangement.

The line-up:
Péter Závada -lyrics, spoken word
Huba Ratkóczi - guitar, bass guitar
Ádám Czitrom - guitar
Péter Kolozsi - bass guitar
Levente Boros - drums

Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003 and 2007.

His skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition in the urban music world: having supported the likes of KRS ONE, Dwele and TY, and being championed by the likes of Mos Def, Rodney P and BBC 1-Xtra’s Twin B.

Kinch’s projects also extend beyond recorded albums. Writing the score for Jonzi D’s Hip Hop Theatre production Markus the Sadist (2010), and Sampad’s In The Further Soil (2010), a dance-theatre. Kinch also wrote and acted in the latter piece, which toured throughout India for a month.

The Black Pearl (2019) 

A politically and racially-engaged body of work, historical inspiration for the record can be traced to the episodes of civil unrest that erupted across the western world one year on from the Armistice Declaration in 1919. What should have been a moment of triumph and social cohesion, disintegrated into violent disorder and racial conflict. From Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff and South Shields, Jamaica and the ‘Red Summer’ across the US, city streets were set ablaze by race riots. The album is a reflection on this history as well as celebration of 100 years of ‘black music’ across the Diaspora.

Featuring a stellar line-up of musicians from across the UK jazz scene – including tthe likes of Jay Phelps, Giacomo Smith, Xhosa Cole and Nathanial Cross – plus US jazz stars Eric Lewis andGregory Hutchinson,The Black Peril explores the sounds of ragtime, proto-jazz, West Indian folk music and the classical works of black composers of the period, revisiting a time of momentous social change, while also exploring connecting strands to modern forms of dance music including hip-hop and trap. The music examines both the ebullience and defiant optimism of early black music, as well as the brooding sense of revolutionary danger it symbolised.

The project is a powerful artistic reflection on this 100-year history of racial conflict, exploring cultural anxieties, which in many ways are just as prescient in today’s world.

rew its inspiration from 19th century work songs and early blues, exploring the modern resonances of the emancipation story. From debt/wage slavery, to creative oppression in the music industry and ideas of race in a post-Obama age it combined 

this rich musical inheritance and revisited it with stellar jazz ensemble and modern hip hop production. Number one on the Rise Best Albums of 2010, the album featured a prestigious international lineup, including Byron Wallen, Justin Brown (US), Eska Mtungwazi, Femi Temowo, Shabaka Hutchings and Harry Brown among others.

‘I’m really excited about these shows, the stripped trio format allows me more harmonic freedom and space to deliver lyrics. Moreover, I’m excited about integrating new things into the show, such as tenor sax and live looping’ – Soweto Kinch

‘A real tour de force – a contemporary take on The Seven Deadly Sins’. John Fordham – The Guardian ****

Soweto Kinch Trio
Soweto Kinch - sax/vox
Joshua vadiveloo - doublebass
Jason brown - drums
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • other days: 16h-20h
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  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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